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  • Terrorised and Ignored: The world has paid little attention to the crisis in Central African Republic

    Since a vicious sectarian conflict erupted in the Central African Republic a year ago, thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. Despite warnings of even worse violence to come, the world has paid little attention. Small drops of rain collect on the windshield as we leave Bangui,... Read more

  • 3 million Syrian refugees

    Statement from David Miliband, International Rescue Committee president and CEO, on 3 million Syrian refugees announcement: "The three million refugees from the Syria conflict represent three million indictments of government brutality, opposition violence and international failure. This appalling milestone needs to generate action as well as anger. The remarkable generosity and... Read more

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